Chicago's a weird and wild place, having been built and rebuilt innumerable times over the decades. As in all great cities, the new and the old collide into something unique which expresses it's own history. The remnants of what was once the coin-op capital are sparse, but it's a pleasure for me to walk to … Continue reading Chicago Legacy: Exploring Bally Manufacturing
A few months back I unleashed my archival efforts of Sega-Gremlin on the Video Game History Foundation. The videos are most visible but there was a small other page with a number of scans and photos of some game materials that I took at the Gremlin Reunion in September 2017. Several of these images feature … Continue reading The Unreleased Games of Sega-Gremlin
This was my first year of intensive work on video game history and I wanted to share how things have been progressing on my end. I have some thoughts about what I was able to accomplish along with my hopes for the future that I would like to share with readers. This will include the … Continue reading The History of How We Play – Status Update
A year goes round, a year goes down. We are back once again with another morbid post hopefully flecked with fond remembrances for the people who have shaped the video game industry. Time marches on and work continues to capture the stories of those who shaped this wonderful hobby that we indulge in. To those … Continue reading 2018: The Losses
(The research in this article, particularly from the Atari memos held by the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York, was provided in large part by Alex Smith of They Create Worlds. Please check him out, as a frequent and high-quality collaborator of mine.) The legend of Breakout is an oft told story. It’s not … Continue reading A Breakout Story
The development history of Thief: The Dark Project.
This will be a fun little experiment. I've compiled a list of famous game publishers and decided to come up with a slogan for each, reflecting both the good and the bad of the company. Below each will be an explanation for the sometimes esoteric concepts. I thought it would be an enjoyable way to … Continue reading Unofficial Slogans for Famous Game Publishers